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Report - Tone Mill, Wellington June 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by AuntieKnickers, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. AuntieKnickers

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    Visited with The Stig & Collingwood, to whom made this visit possible.

    The site was established in the early to mid-18th century and operated by Fox Brothers and Co. of nearby Tonedale Mills. It retains intact buildings ranging in date from the 1830s, or earlier, to the 1920s, although most of the buildings are thought to date from the 1880s to the 1920s. The buildings and their contents have been listed Grade II and Grade II* in 1976 and 2000.

    The site remained in use for its original purpose until the late 1990s and was still in occasional use until July 2000. Consequently, the site retains most of the traditional machinery and fittings associated with the dyeing and finishing of woolen and worsted cloths.

    Tone Mills housed the dye-works, greaseworks and wet finishing plant of Fox Brothers and Co Ltd, which went into receivership in May 2000 after an existence of some 225 years .

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    Thanks for looking :thumb
     

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